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  1. buttress

    • IPA[ˈbətrəs]

    美式

    • n.
      a projecting support of stone or brick built against a wall;a projecting portion of a hill or mountain.
    • v.
      provide (a building or structure) with projecting supports built against its walls;increase the strength of or justification for; reinforce
    • verb: buttress, 3rd person present: buttresses, gerund or present participle: buttressing, past tense: buttressed, past participle: buttressed

    • noun: buttress, plural noun: buttresses

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. a projecting support of stone or brick built against a wall the cathedral's massive buttresses 同義詞 prop, support, abutment, shore, pier, ... 更多
    • a projecting portion of a hill or mountain.
    • 2. a source of defense or support there was a demand for a new stable order as a buttress against social collapse

    動詞

    • 1. provide (a building or structure) with projecting supports built against its walls we buttressed the wall as it was showing signs of cracking and collapse
    • 2. increase the strength of or justification for; reinforce authority was buttressed by religious belief